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Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Buena Vista, Oregon
Date: Oct 23, 2006
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2489th
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 22, 2006

Fall leaf from ground level having a backdrop of morning dew and taken facing toward the rising sun.

Post:
1-RAW conversion to 16-bit Adobe RGB (1998) .tiff file with red sat, green(hue and sat) and blue(hue and sat) recalibrations
2-Standard Levels
3-Curves for bring out greens and blues and to tone down the red a bit
4-Selective color to brighten whites and make them slightly cooler with cyan, Neutral adjustments for all colors and contrast and black adjustment for contrast and deeper blue
5-Flatten, crop, convert to 8-bit sRGB, and resize for web
6-Smart sharpen

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 440
Avg (all users): 6.5233
Avg (commenters): 8.6522
Avg (participants): 6.6259
Avg (non-participants): 6.4034
Views since voting: 1924
Views during voting: 443
Votes: 258
Comments: 41
Favorites: 7 (view)


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12/10/2008 12:21:49 PM
What a wonderful picture. I love it.
Thank you for sharing.
12/10/2008 10:39:33 AM
Just reviewing the last Bokeh challenge. This is a flat-out amazing shot. It should've ribboned.
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11/03/2006 10:15:03 PM
VERY cool shot! Love the colors - and the bokeh is just to die for. Well done!
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11/03/2006 02:18:18 PM
Great picture. Congrats on your top 20 finish!
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11/01/2006 05:23:56 PM
A dazzling full bokeh display! Congratulations on your 11th place.

Message edited by author 2006-11-01 17:24:22.
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11/01/2006 03:14:36 PM
Wow, such a lovely image. I really like the colors. (soni whispers, "should have taken 1st") hehehe..
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11/01/2006 02:53:48 PM
I didn't manage to vote on all the images and this slipped through the net, cant believe this one isn't in the top ten.
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11/01/2006 12:21:02 PM
I find it interesting that you received 35 votes below 5..yet all the comments are positive...surely somebody could tell you what they didn`t like about this shot??..All I can say is they must be very hard to please as this shot screams Bokeh.

Ribbon material in my opinion.
Well done.
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11/01/2006 11:38:46 AM
Nice one, Stevereeno~~~
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11/01/2006 08:06:09 AM
Certainly thought THIS would be on the front page :) I just LOVE this photo!
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11/01/2006 06:57:12 AM
Oh WOW...love those colors, overall fantastic!!!
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11/01/2006 04:11:57 AM
Congrats, Steve, to your top20 finish, though it should be in the top10...
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11/01/2006 03:11:09 AM
beautiful
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11/01/2006 01:16:36 AM
Well, Steve Dear...I'm enjoying seeing you in the top 20. I look forward to your ribbon in the near future!!!
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11/01/2006 12:15:33 AM
Was one of my top picks.. really love this, quite beautiful.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2006 08:28:34 PM
Almost looks like it's underwater. Interesting pic.
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10/31/2006 07:15:55 PM
A fine fine capture. The work with available light is awesome here. With the shadows, backlighting and circle highlights looking great.
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10/31/2006 06:10:12 AM
I love the contrast of the leaf in the foreground to the dew on the grass in the background. You met the challenge well.
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10/31/2006 01:32:45 AM
Excellent best of luck!!
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10/30/2006 07:29:41 PM
Ah! Now here is some magical bokeh...so full of shimmer and sparkle...beautiful!
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10/30/2006 07:06:44 PM
Weird... but in a good way :)
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10/30/2006 05:48:29 PM
Beautiful backlighting on the leaf. Wonderful color composition. Very noticible bokeh effect.
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10/30/2006 05:37:15 AM
this is an amazing image .....
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10/30/2006 01:26:36 AM
v nice bokeh, contrasts the shape of the leaf, complements the dark shadows of the drops on the leaf
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10/27/2006 06:10:45 PM
beautiful choice of a single fall leaf against the grass on the ground - who would ever have thought that it would make such lovely brokeh!
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10/27/2006 10:10:00 AM
cool shot, a bit surreal, good color contrast. love how the circles seem to rise. bumping up for the best bokeh in the challenge
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10/27/2006 05:19:43 AM
9 for me!!!
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10/26/2006 03:36:46 PM
Interesting idea with great color and focus!
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10/26/2006 03:22:52 PM
Very lovely. One of the best flora shots in the challenge. Bokeh is well defined, classic, and acts as a wonderful complement to the foreground. Nice.
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10/26/2006 12:35:54 PM
Amazing... speachless. Top rating.
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10/26/2006 08:37:22 AM
BEautiful. I Love the glow of the red leaf. Great colors and perfect bokeh. :)
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10/26/2006 08:24:53 AM
Very vivid colors, love the shadows on the back of the leaf.
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10/26/2006 05:43:03 AM
Amazing bokeh! Maybe even a bit over the top :-)
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10/25/2006 07:12:10 PM
Very nice - 7
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10/25/2006 03:07:38 PM
Great bokeh - I also like the colour contrast between the background and the main subject.
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10/25/2006 12:11:48 PM
Oh yeah! THIS is exquisite! Good luck! From what I've seen you should definitely be in the top 3 or 5!! 10
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10/25/2006 11:13:24 AM
Wowzers! Cool shot! I love it - great colours too.
You're doing good, Steve. My 10 stays :)
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10/25/2006 10:55:45 AM
Really lovely. Boy - those circles!! Quite artfully composed. One of the better images of the challenge. Congratulations. I think it will do well for you. If I were to change anything, I might have the leaf so that the dark shadows of the grass weren't so obvious, but otherwise, nice. 8
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10/25/2006 10:13:23 AM
Finally, someone who realizes that bokeh is out of focus highlights. Good job. Love the leaf.
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10/25/2006 08:17:39 AM
wonderful light and gorgeous bokeh...the composition is not great, but a fantastic challenge entry 9
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10/25/2006 12:23:31 AM
Amazing "Bokeh" here in this one.....
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